American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 311: The Beginning of the Sectional Conflict (Abraham Lincoln’s Writings 1849-1854)

May 8, 2019

In this episode, I take a close look at the writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln during the years after the Mexican War, as the sectional conflict began in the United States. Lincoln completes his only term in the House of Representatives and returns to Illinois and lawyering, but remained an observer of Whig politics during the last years of that party.